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December 4th, 2002


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04:16 am - i can't wait til i can hate you tonight
so i am in the throes of working out a philosophy which is amoral (as opposed to immoral). basically, the idea that how someone chooses to respond to any set of circumstances is the only way they could have responded. because of their upbringing and personal morality and general ideas of life and anything that may be on their mind, their friends and parents and life up to that moment, the way they choose to act is the only choice that thier essence at that moment would decide upon. this isn't like fate, because you still are free to choose what you will, but an omnicient being judging just from your personality and life up to that moment could decisively say what you will choose (this is part of why i dont believe in omnicient beings, and even moreso the morality of their punishing/rewarding us for our choices). so i suppose an omnicient being would see our lives in much the same way someone who saw the future would. but luckily, from our limited vantage points, we are still all free to choose and do as we please according to our whims
this is rather unwieldy for day-to-day life, and only mildy comforting or explanatory (tho i only mildly believe it as yet, so that may follow), but it has some interesting implications. i think so anyway. any thoughts?
also i suppose chaos could cause problems for this idea. i don't know how much the jiggling quarks in our brains affect our decisions

sweet fucka! the auto body place says my car might be done by the end of the week. none of this waiting a month bullshit like henrys for them, oh no! :D

3 concepts which i think are of very dubious value and should probably be disposed of:
morality
justice
honor
anyone want to defend them? or agree with me?

sometimes my absurd notions put me into absurd situations

lancelot
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hehe, philly is selling xmas jello. green and red, with their traditional oddly crusty whipcream. mmm mmm

holy shit buy me 30 of these!! http://www.hammacher.com/publish/10321.asp?pcat=&pcont=scooter%20KWSP&cat=scooter%20KWSP

hahaha on an application it's asking my job history. for my duties and responsibilities at teh UNH Survey Center, i put "called people to ask them surveys questions and interrupt their dinners". i hope i get humor points. i'm applying to be a consultant for the student computer clusters, which apparently consists of talking on aim all day judging from larissa

coming soon: a post all about my thanksgiving break, complete with photos. or probably links to photos, cuz there's a lot of them
state: tiredtired
np: Ani Difranco - Reckoning - 13 - School Night

(12 shots upside the head | en garde!)

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From:feste
Date:December 4th, 2002 10:34 am (UTC)
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Your philosophy sounds very familar...

I agree with you about morality and justice, but honour should stay. We need at least one of those three though, and I think honour is the most useful.

I want a floaty scooter thingie too! I was reading it, going "Cool! Sounds good... AWESOME!" until I got to this part:

Item 10321 ........................ $14,999.95

Thagger.

Good luck with the application. I hope you get the job!

Looking forward to the pics.
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 4th, 2002 10:47 am (UTC)

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i'm sure it does sound familiar, i'm not so creative as to come up with a whole new one. amusingly, as i was reading slaughterhouse 5 (Which i finally finished over the weekend) i realized that this was pretty much the exact philosophy of billy pilgrim and the tralfamadorians, and that vonnegutt had written the book candide-style to refute that idea. so i was agreeing with the train of thought that he was saying we can't accept (my main difference,whcih i think makes it palatable, is the acceptable of free will)

what does honor accomplish? i should point out that by honor i don't mean only in the fine upstanding sense, but the whole honor-to-pride spectrum of that inclination

yeah they are pretty fuckin expensive. but i guess you'd have to expect that from a hovercraft

thank you! i think i hope i get it too
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From:bertho
Date:December 4th, 2002 11:24 am (UTC)
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Hmm.. I was going to say to keep justice...

And I'll buy hovercrafts all around when I win the lottery. Though I want a street legal one...
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 4th, 2002 11:34 am (UTC)
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what do you think justice accomplishes?

hehe yeah, i didnt like that whole "keep onto private property" thing. half the fun would be cruising down main street
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From:bertho
Date:December 4th, 2002 11:42 am (UTC)
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A system to resolve disagreements. Granted, if honesty were a given thing, justice wouldn't be needed, but it's obvious it isn't.

I'd like to see a top speed of 25mph or more, too. ;-)
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 5th, 2002 11:28 pm (UTC)
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no no, not the justice/legal system, which is handydandy. i mean actual justice, the concept. 'getting your just deserts' style justice. punishment for a crime justice. i don't see any appreciable difference between that and revenge, other than the involvement of a 3rd party. it accomplishes nothing, and only encourages people intent on committing crimes to be trickier about it. there is little rehabilitation, and if anything a lot of criminals become more criminal. whereas people in for crimes of passion, or need, just suffer for awhile and go home.

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